First Communion 2022
Thank you to all the families who have registered their children for First Communion next year. About 150 young people across our six parishes have registered. Our preparation programme will begin with a meeting for parents on Monday 10th January 2022 at 7.30pm. We will decide whether this will be online or in person in the new year, but for the time being please make a note of the date.
Applications for the Confirmation Programme will be available NEXT WEEKEND – the application will include course dates and the date of Confirmation.
We are also looking for leaders to help run the programmes in our various churches. If you would be interested in finding out a little more about what might be involved, then please contact the parish office firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
Readers and extraordinary ministers of holy communion
To all Readers and Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers that were on the Rota before the Pandemic, we are putting together new rotas. If you would like to be on the rota please let the St Barnabas Office know by email using the button below. Please indicate whether you are a Reader or Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister and which Mass you normally attend.
Readers Workshop for Sunday Masses
There is a second opportunity for a workshop for new and current readers who were unable to attend the one in December. This will be on Tuesday 25th January at 6 pm in St Augustine’s church. If you are a new reader and still cannot make this date, please let Fr Brendan know and we will arrange a separate time for you. Thank you
Job Vacancy for Cook and Cleaner
We currently have a vacancy for a cook and cleaner within our cluster of parishes. The role is for 20 hours per week, Mon – Fri and involves providing a freshly cooked meal for the clergy each day and house cleaning in two other properties. For more information visit the Diocesan HR Department website.
Please use the link here to email attendance/interest!
A number of people have once again enquired about ways in which they can support the work of our parishes financially during this time. You can do so in one of three ways:
(1) STANDING ORDER VIA YOUR OWN BANK
You can set up a standing order for donations to your parish using either your on line bank account or in branch. The information required to make the donation is as follows:
Sort Code: 60-06-11
Account Name: 46898093
Account Name: Northampton Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust
Payment Ref: **Please enter the Parish Name and Area**
(2) CALL THE FINANCE OFFICE AND DONATE OVER THE PHONE
Every Tuesday between 10am – 4pm, a member of the Diocesan Finance Team will be available for you to donate to one of our Parishes over the telephone. To donate simply call 01604 712065 with your debit or credit card details. The money will go directly to the parish that you designate.
(3) ONLINE DONATION
It is possible to donate online using the link below and specifying the Parish that you wish to donate in both the “Leave a Message” section and the “Leave your name / nickname” sections. This will ensure that any donations will go towards the Parish you wish to support. Link
PLEASE EMAIL ITEMS TO: email@example.com. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: 3pm Wednesday.